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25 Years

New Student Orientation

MDP Orientation is held full days starting the week before classes begin in Fall.  

Typical MDP Orientation activities include:

  • Visiting local NGO's that encompass big and small operations and local development resources
  • Advisor panel with associated faculty
  • Engaging the U Session - to highlight the many areas where MDP students typically engage the U as Research Assistants, Teaching Assistants, Interns and capstone teams
  • Parts of Graduate School and Humphrey School of Public Affairs Orientations
  • Introduction of field experiences - past locations have included: Kenya, Vietnam, Ecuador, Jamaica, Phillippines, St. Lucia, New Orleans, Thailand, Nepal

Click here to view the MDP Handbook Orientation Week page